We are about to embark on one of our largest projects to date, the restoration of the Four Rivers (Canals) of Paradise in the Walled Garden. All of this year's annuals will be removed when we drain the canals on September 25, but the perimeter of the garden will still look beautiful.
As a result of this effort, for the first time in 75 years our canals will be watertight, solving a problem that has contributed to the deterioration of the mosaics.
Fortunately, we can handle this significant expense, but it leaves us a bit challenged on other fronts. We plan to repeat our annual spectacular planting of tulips in the spring, but we could use a little help: 9,000 tulips cost about $3,000. Consider helping us fund this much-loved symbol of springtime, so enjoyed by thousands of people. (You can contribute here, online.)
We have much to be thankful for at Untermyer Gardens this year. Do visit. There is still plenty of time to savor its autumnal beauty.
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy